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30 July 2019 at 6.30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

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About this performance

Tianyi Lu
conductor / presenter

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpts)

The concert
Mendelssohn had a sharp musical wit and keen imagination: traits that made him a perfect match for Shakespeare.

The bard’s tale of mischievous spirits and finding true love has been a rich source of inspiration for many artists. And Mendelssohn’s incidental music for the play has become so popular; his name is synonymous with fairy music.

The MSO will take you tripping through Mendelssohn’s musical fairy garden, as you discover the composer’s inspired skills at crafting music, in three movements: the restless then comical Intermezzo, the solemn Nocturne, and the famous Wedding March.

Pictured: MSO on stage at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall | Image credit: Lucas Dawson

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